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iOS 7 Concept Features Widgets, New Lock Screen, Mission Control and More

Earlier this week, a number of Apple-focused bloggers claimed iOS 7 was running behind schedule and that it would bring a significant user interface refresh.<p>Designer F. Bianco has posted a set of images to Flickr with some interesting thoughts on what useful changes Apple could make to iOS 7 to …

Samsung’s string of record quarterly profits ends softly at a cool $7.7 billion

But with the Galaxy S 4 just around the corner, analysts look to larger profits.<p>All those Galaxys, Tabs, Notes, and every other model that Samsung …

T-Mobile USA Rolling Out Software Update for Existing Unlocked iPhone Customers

In line with a report from earlier this week, <i>TmoNews</i> reports that T-Mobile USA has begun rolling out software updates for existing customers running unlocked iPhones on its network.<p>As the carrier notes in its support forum, the update enables a number of features, including LTE support where …

T-Mobile, Audi drop price of in-car Wi-Fi to $15/month over 30 months

"Audi connect" prices fall from $600 to just $450 over 2.5 years.<p>On Thursday, Audi and T-Mobile announced a new data plan that will allow drivers to …

Microsoft issues statement apologizing for employee's Twitter comments on next-generation Xbox

Microsoft has released an official response following a number of tweets from Microsoft Studios creative director Adam Orth yesterday commenting on rumors that the next-generation Xbox will require an always-on internet connection. The employee — who very likely is familiar with the console …

ITC says Samsung text-selection feature infringes Apple patent

A U.S. trade agency judge has decided the text-selection feature Samsung has on its mobile devices infringes an Apple patent. If upheld, the ruling could stop Samsung from sending devices to the United States.<p>The International Trade Commission judge also decided that Samsung did not infringe on the …

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Ouya fires back, says pre-release console isn't ready for review

Ouya is responding to early reviews of its pre-release Android gaming console, saying that the software is still unfinished. In a statement to <i>GamesIndustry International</i>, the company explains that the 60,000 Kickstarter backers currently receiving their machines are participating in a "preview …

German court invalidates Apple’s slide-to-unlock patent

A German court has ruled that all claims for Apple’s slide-to-unlock patent have been found to be invalid. The ruling was made in Germany’s federal …

Facebook's Chat Heads May Eventually Make VoIP Calls

Following Facebook’s Thursday announcement of the Facebook Home software, I reached out to the company to find out how it would be leveraging technologies like Voice over IP (also known as VoIP), which is increasingly supplanting the traditional public switched telephone network.<p>Earlier this year, …

Facebook Begins Big Ad Blitz To Tout Its New Android “Home”

Although Facebook Home won’t be available for another week or so, the social network has begun a major ad campaign pitching customers on its new …

Sony outs Lightning-friendly speaker dock in Japan, alarm clock and radio features in tow

Sony may have unveiled a slew of new audio products back at CES 2013, but the company has been relatively quiet when it comes to launching ones that are compatible with Apple's novel Lightning connector. That being said, it looks as if folks in the <i>Land of the Rising Sun</i> will soon be able to pair …

Samsung SPH-L500 saunters by the FCC with Sprint-friendly LTE, hefty dimensions

Uncle Sam just played host to Samsung's SPH-L500 smartphone at the FCC, and it looks like the handset's next stop will be Sprint. With a 850 / 1900 CDMA radio and support for Band 25 LTE / SVLTE (simultaneous voice and data), the South Korean-designed smartphone carries the requisite kit to operate …

Facebook responds to Home privacy concerns, specifies what it will and won't know

Some of the discussion about Facebook Home since its debut yesterday has related to concerns that it gives the social network too much access to user's information, and now Facebook has responded. Its blog post specifies that Home is subject to the same controls as everything else in a user's …